Worldview Essay

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I think before I begin describing my personal worldviews, it is important to make note and remember what “world view” actually means. It refers to the framework of ideas and beliefs through which an individual interprets the world and interacts with it; a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world. It is also important to remember that each individual has a different worldview, and judging someone because of his or her personal beliefs is, in a way, idealizing someone’s individualism. Personally, media and society have a large part to play in what I believe and think about this world. I don’t like to admit to the fact that I tend to “believe what I hear”, but that is exactly what I do. In my younger years I have a large memory of watching my family reading the newspaper and watching the local news for information on what was going on outside of our house, and because of that I grew to assume everything in the media was in fact, the truth. Now at 19 years old, I regret the fact that I was so naïve as a child because my worldviews are completely in the hands of whatever someone is telling me through a television or newspaper, and it’s generally not positive things.

Because my worldview is shaped by current news, it’s constantly changing and evolving. Most of the time I am however what I like to call a “positive world viewer”, which means I like to consider the world I live in a safe and happy place. But as we all know, this is not reality, and I do have reality based regards to certain things. For example, I believe prosperity is extremely hard to achieve in today’s society, yet for some reason we all believe each and every one of us should attain, or already have it. The same goes for work; poor or rich, with no regards to our back round, people believe we should all be working. But in my personal worldview, in our economy today, I’m surprised any of us still find the motivation to work, and I am happy for those who do. And for those who don’t,...
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